Glyph of the word 'o'opo'.


  • (n.) coconut

Kawa ia i ipe o’opo e neviki i’i!
“Split that coconut and share it with me!”

Notes: Kind of on a food kick right now, and one of my favorites is coconut. Crucially, though, I only like fresh coconut; absolutely cannot stand dried coconut. Anyone else like this? Or anyone feel the opposite way? I tell you, to me it seems sometimes like the two don’t come from the same fruit…

The iku for o’opo is an old one, which is why the box is used rather than the circle used in later iku. Any guesses why the triangle is there, though? (See the various number entries for a hint [if that didn’t give it away already].)

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4 Responses to “O’opo”

  1. Ka kavaka Anthony Docimo ti:

    never had fresh coconut – only the shredded ones on cakes. delicious.

    my nephew’s the same as you, though. he prefers freshly-made hummus at local restaurants (made by his friend), and hates the store-bought packages of hummus.

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    You’ve never had fresh coconut?! Sir, you are missing out! It’s definitely something to be had!

  3. Ka kavaka Anthony Docimo ti:

    I’m in central NC – I don’t think even the local zoos have coconuts; the botanical gardens don’t.

  4. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Any local Thai restaurants? If there are, you can usually get a young Thai coconut. I caution you, though: Thai coconuts taste different from the usual coconut (and, personally, I don’t like them as much). Erin swears by them, though.

    But you really don’t have coconuts even at the grocery store? You can usually find them in the summertime.

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